Canandaigua, United States
I began writing stories and poetry many years ago. At times, filling spiral bound notebooks with simple thoughts to be used at a later date. Even now, though quite proficient in the use of computers, I still pre-write all of my ideas in my notebooks. At that point, I type and save the result onto my computer.
Life is my main motivation. What I see, hear and feel in my heart. Frequently, I write with children in mind, yet I also write for adults. I tend to write about all types of subject matter, however, the pieces I write that are of most importance to me are those that have some type of lesson or moral to be learned.
I believe that what makes my stories unique and special is the fact that the tales are often told from the perspective of different animals. The story-poems typically have a lesson to be gained from how these animals work out their problems together. With regard to tales such as The Persnickerdies, I attempt to use imaginary creatures to help stir the imagination, as well as interest and excite the reader.
I feel as though my words are applicable to both young and old alike. In particular, I feel confident that when these stories are read to young people, it will help to foster a dialogue between the reader and the listener. The use of rhyme for the method of delivery of my story-poems is quite intentional. Children seem to respond very positively to this approach. I truly believe that all can benefit from what can be learned through these tales.
Published writer: Yes